NFL Chooses Youngstown to Host Safe Helmet Symposium

The NFL has chosen Youngstown to host host a three day symposium on developing a safer helmet. The Symposium will be held November 13 to 15 at the DdYor Performing Arts Center in downtown. The NFL has teamed up with AmericaMakes one of the Nation’s leaders in 3D manufacturing. The challenge is to develop a prototype helmet that will begin testing by the league in May of 2021. Developers can apply for a grant to develop a prototype helmet. The NFL is putting up $3 million for the challenge. $2 million will go towards grants and the winner will receive a $1 million dollar reward for their design. You can find more information by going to